Not A One-Size-Fits All Option
For those in the early stages of their golden years, you probably won’t require as much assistance as some retirees. If this is the case, then independent living is a good option. However, if you need more support, because living alone is no longer safe, assisted living might be the right option. The best way to determine which senior living option is right for you, is to evaluate your Activities of Daily Living.
- Functional Mobility: the ability to move from one place to another independently
- Feeding: the ability to feed oneself
- Dressing: the ability to select appropriate clothing and put it on
- Personal Hygiene & Grooming: the ability to bathe and groom oneself including brushing teeth, combing and styling hair.